Alexandra Harper of London has won The Circle of Wine Writers Award for Young Wine Writer of 2012
Ms Harper won the award with her entry ‘A surprise encounter with 007 – Tasting wine with new eyes’, winning over 32 other entrants.
The Award is now in its 12th year. The judges had short-listeded (in alphabetical order): Amanda Barnes, Naomi Bedford, Nik Byrne, Lois Dongray Jones, Barbara Drew, Alexandra Harper, Will Heslop, Martin Klimmek and Laura Vickers.
This year the judges decided to announce three runners-up as there were so many high quality entries: Amanda Barnes, Nik Byrne and Barbara Drew. Congratulations go out to Alexandra Harper in particular and all other participants.
About the Young Wine Writer of the Year Awards
The Awards are aimed at encouraging and supporting new talent in the world of wine writing. While there are many well-established wine writers in the industry today, the Awards provide an opportunity for younger, less established writers to get a firm start in the world of wine. The announcement was celebrated last night at a reception at Australia House.